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TITLE
Old St. Peter's Kirk, Thurso
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH168
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4393
KEYWORDS
churches
chapels
ruins
Old St. Peter's Kirk, Thurso

Old St. Peter's Kirk was the chapel of the Bishop of Caithness when he was at his summer residence at Scrabster. It was later used as the Parish Church. It is believed to date from the 12th century (possibly earlier), although the present structure dates mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Situated on the Pentland Firth, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland.


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Old St. Peter's Kirk, Thurso

CAITHNESS: Thurso

churches; chapels; ruins

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

Old St. Peter's Kirk was the chapel of the Bishop of Caithness when he was at his summer residence at Scrabster. It was later used as the Parish Church. It is believed to date from the 12th century (possibly earlier), although the present structure dates mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries.<br /> <br /> Situated on the Pentland Firth, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />